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Erotic Literary Salon - Press Release May 21

From: Susana M.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1:58 PM

Philadelphia’s Erotic Literary Salon, Features Rochelle Lewis Gifted Poetess and Irene Reinke Flamenco Fusion Dancer, Along with Erotic Readings from Attendees, Plus Sexuality Educator Ashley Manta’s Talk/Q&A on ‘Consent.’ Tuesday, May 21.

Monday, April 22, 2013


[address removed] - contact: Susana Mayer, Ph.D., Salonnière,

[address removed] - reserve a time slot to read at Salon (5 min max) - guidelines for reading. - blog s+x news, Salon notices, erotica, and guidelines.

The Erotic Literary Salon will be held Tuesday, May 21. Featuring Rochelle Lewis’ whose work focuses on the nature of love, pain and longing in the twenty-first century. She will be presenting her piece entitled: Besotted, (the story of a sub missive’s love for his Dominatrix.) She has performed in the Philly Fringe Festival 2012 as Mistress Roxanne with the Philadelphia Poetry Brothel. Rochelle has been published in “SenSexual: A Unique Anthology 2013,” and the Philadelphia Poets’ Journal 2013.

Irene Reinke will perform her original style of movement– Flamenco Fusion Dance. Irene combines the traditional Spanish dance form with bellydancing, performing to non-traditional flamenco music - a true blending of cultures.

The talk and Q&A will be given by feminist sexuality educator and sex-positive pleasure advocate, Ashley Manta. Entitled, Let’s Talk About Talking, she will explain why verbal consent is so vital in all relationships, not just in the Kink community. The audience will join her in brainstorming strategies for modeling consent in daily life and taking the ‘awkwardness’ out of the pre-sex conversation.

PHILADELPHIA: The Erotic Literary Salon, unique in the English-speaking world has launched a growing movement mainstreaming erotica. Salons attract a supportive audience of 70 or more individuals. Approximately 20 participate as writers, readers, storytellers, spoken word performers of original works/words of others, the rest just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. Frances, our resident nonagenarian (96 years young) often recites her original erotica.

Salons gather the 3rd Tuesday of every month at TIME (The Bohemian Absinthe Lounge), 1315 Sansom Street, Center City, Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (limited seating), for cocktails, food and conversation. Guided discussions start at 7:15 and readings begin at 8:00. Admission is $10, discounted for students, and seniors (65+) to $8. Salon attendees must be 21.

Creator of this event, Dr. Susana, is Philadelphia’s best-known sexologist. She lends her voice to the Salon by offering relevant information to support the discussions that arise in the Salon and blog.

...surprisingly comfortable....Salon devotees praise her for the space she has created....”

“I think Susana is doing a very brave thing.”

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2010

“There are laughter and tears along with the hot rush of blood - to the face.

Daily News, March 15, 2010

“I never knew such a life of honesty could exist. I finally found a home I can be comfortable in...this event changed my life.

Warren Katz, first time attendee and reader



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